I want to write a superscript and a subscript at the same place.Every time I do it, it is a superscript then a space followed by the subscript. How do I stack it vertically?

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    Welcome to TeX SX! Could you post a minimal , yet complete, code illustrating the problem?
    – Bernard
    Jun 11, 2019 at 15:59
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    Please also clarify what you mean by "at the same place". E.g., should the superscript and subscript terms be stacked vertically?
    – Mico
    Jun 11, 2019 at 16:02
  • @Mico Yes, the superscript and the subscript are to be stacked vertically.
    – nirashan
    Jun 11, 2019 at 16:27
  • Are you possibly inputting things of the form A\textsubscript{B}\textsuperscript{C}? If so, you shouldn't. You should employ math instead of text mode and write $A_B^C$. Here, $ serves to enter and exit inline math mode.
    – Mico
    Jun 11, 2019 at 18:07
  • Thank you @Mico. It worked.
    – nirashan
    Jun 12, 2019 at 1:13

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I presume you are in math mode and I assume you want to have both superscript and subscript horizontally aligned next to the symbol you are super-/subscripting. You can achieve this like this: $A_b^c$. Note that the order is irrelevant, $A^c_b$ looks identical. You can group symbols using curly brackets like so: ${A_b}^c$ or $A_{b^c}$. Examples for super-/subscripting in math mode

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    The last one has a typo. It should be $A_{B^C}$ produces... (the _ is outside the {...}. Jun 11, 2019 at 16:39
  • Thanks Phelype, have corrected the typo Jun 11, 2019 at 16:43

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